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Mkhwanazi appointed Gibela chair

4th May 2016 Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi has joined the Gibela board as nonexecutive chairperson from May 1.   He currently serves on a number of boards, including as chairperson of the Central Energy Fund and nonexecutive director of South32.  He has extensive executive leadership, business and technical experience... 

Alstom moves to solidify local presence with 51% stake in CTLE

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th April 2016 With the 51% acquisition of local rail company Commuter Transport and Locomotive Engineering (CTLE) now complete, French multinational Alstom is moving to develop a platform that will fully localise its rail presence in South Africa. The group, which rebranded the Nigel-based train modernisation... 

Alstom completes acquisition of 51% stake in CTLE

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th April 2016 Global rail group Alstom has completed its acquisition of a 51% interest in South African rail company Commuter Transport and Locomotive Engineering (CTLE) and would rebrand the Nigel-based train modernisation specialist as Alstom Ubunye. Led by Alstom South Africa MD and now Ubunye’s new CEO... 

Gibela train manufacturing facility construction to start in early 2015

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th September 2014 Construction of the Alstom-led Gibela consortium’s 600 000 m2 Dunnottar manufacturing facility, in the Ekurhuleni metropolitan area of Gauteng, is set to start in February 2015. On February 28, the land will be handed over from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Gibela, with... 

Alstom sees SA as regional ‘springboard’ as it targets growing maintenance market

By: Tracy Hancock     4th July 2014 French multinational Alstom’s transport services unit says the services market is becoming progressively more accessible to private companies, with Alstom Transport growing 10% year-on-year and aiming to be the reference for railway services in the global market, which is currently worth more... 

Alstom-led consortium promises 69% localisation as it wins R51bn Prasa bid 

By: Terence Creamer     5th December 2012 The State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has confirmed that the Gibela Rail Transportation – a consortium comprising French multinational Alstom and local engineering company Actom – has been awarded the much-anticipated R51-billion contract to supply 3 600 passenger trains... 

Multinational outlines local partnership vision as SA rail tenders start to flow

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     13th July 2012 Energy solutions and transport company Alstom held a meeting with potential local suppliers to brief them about what the company will expect during the tender process. 


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